The day after the Trump riots in Washington DC, a number of top officials in his cabinet resigned. It wasn’t much of a sacrifice for them. Trump, of course, only has a couple more days in office.
Mick Mulvaney was one of those who left their post. Mulvaney had previously stepped down as Trump’s Chief of Staff in March of last year. When the South Carolina Rep. explained his decision of Fox News this weekend, he was ripped apart by host Chris Wallace.
Mulvaney began by telling Wallace that the President liked to surround himself with yes men. “You were one of those yes men,” countered Wallace.
The former Chief of Staff defended himself, “It’s easy now, Chris, for people who don’t like the president, who never liked the president, who always thought the president was a monster, who wanted him to be that, people who saw him through the filter of the media, to say, ‘Oh, look, we told you so, we knew it was always going to be like this.’ But those of us who worked with him every single day knew that the exact opposite was true, knew that he was into the policy, he was excited about what we had done for the country.”
The Fox host again went on the attack, “You were a top member of the administration when the president offered a defense of white supremacists in Charlottesville. You were a top member of the administration, not chief of staff, when the Trump administration separated parents coming across the border from their children. Why not resign over those?”
Watch a video of the segment below, courtesy of Fox News:
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